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National Portrait Gallery announces reopening date in June

National Portrait Gallery announces reopening date in June


The National Portrait Gallery in London has set the date it will reopen three years on from its closure due to renovation. The public can enjoy the improvements, the biggest development since the building in St Martin’s Place, close to Trafalgar Square, opened in 1896, on June 22, 2023. As part of the development, a new Blavatnik Wing will host more than 100 years of British portraits in nine galleries as part of the gallery’s Inspiring People project. Paintings of naturalist Charles Darwin, and writers Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, the Bronte sisters, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and others will help visitors to explore society and culture in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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